Keith is the Practice Group Leader of the Oil & Gas group at Blakes. His practice encompasses a diverse range of commercial matters in the energy and natural resources industries.
Keith advises on domestic acquisitions and divestures, including in the context of foreign investment by international exploration and production companies, state-controlled entities and private equity firms, and in the context of insolvency and restructuring. He has acted for many Canadian-based companies with assets in various international jurisdictions advising on the procurement of assets from governmental agencies, commercial matters related to debt and equity financing, farm-ins and mergers.
Keith has been counsel on the structure and negotiation of numerous joint venture and partnership arrangements to facilitate acquisition, development and investments into various projects and assets in the upstream and midstream oil and gas and power generation and transmission sectors, both domestically and internationally. He also has a broad range of experience with the processing and sale of natural gas liquids.
Keith has also counselled owners as well as construction, design and energy service providers on the procurement and provision of design, build and management services on projects and infrastructure in the oil field sector and on retail and office construction projects.